For those of you unfamiliar with the sounds of Nashville Pussy, it could be described as Southern boogie on steroids (if you can imagine that), with lyrical content that at times makes Steel Panther look safe. The band was formed in 1997 and seventh studio album, “Pleased To Eat You”, is released prior to the band’s forthcoming UK tour this November.
Opening with the blatant “She Keeps Me Coming, And I Keep Coming Back” the track is straight in there and straight in your face, “Just Another White Boy” and “Drinking My Life Away” are like a dirtier AC/DC and “Woke Up This Morning” is as blues drenched as you would imagine.
I’d never really thought it before but there is a healthy dose of Alice Cooper in Nashville Pussy’s influences and this is evident in “Go Home and Die”, “Low Down Dirty Pig” and “One Bad Mother”. The guitar work is solid throughout “Pleased To Eat You” but especially on “Testify” where the interplay with the keyboards is some of the strongest on the album.
I can only describe “Hang Tight” as a slab of good old George Thorogood meets ZZ Top boogie, you’ll have to listen for yourself!! The album closes out the same way as it started with the superbly titled “Tired of Pretending That I Give A Shit”.
One of the enduring things about Nashville Pussy is that after more than 20 years, they have not compromised their sound or their outlook and that is highly commendable. If you can make the live dates, go- you won’t be disappointed. *****
W/ Speedealer, Jesse Tripp, Die Rottz
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